Sunday, July 9, 2017

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on ME.



I saw on the early news this morning that President Trump is now proposing that the United States and Russia cooperate to set up an "impenetrable" joint cyber-security program to ensure there will be no more election hacking.  No, this is no joke!  He actually said that!  Here, read it for yourself:




I swear, I think those shoes with velcro instead of shoe laces were invented just for The Donald.  That, or Putin has pictures of him humping farm animals.  What other explanation can there be?

S


8 comments:

  1. Another absurdity is having Melania lead an anti-cyberbullying campaign when her husband is the biggest cyberbully on the planet.

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  2. Putin was trained by the KGB. Hell, he IS the KGB. He knows exactly what he is doing. He found another dupe.

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  3. It's sad how transparent this all is but there's still 30% of the country that won't believe it.

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  4. I apologize for the length of my reply, though not really a reply. A reminder of what you said some time ago, Oct 16.


    "Yes, The Donald has had much ridicule heaped on him this election season for his....umm....unusual ideas. But he has also brought into the light some issues that had been largely underground for years. You might have to look deep, but he's done us all a service and maybe secured for himself a worthwhile legacy in the process. To wit:

    TRADE AGREEMENTS Most Americans don't understand trade deals. We give a little, they give a little, we both get what we want....win/win, right? Hardly!

    Trade deals are driven by what's in the best interest of business, and not necessarily (rarely, actually) in the best interest of the American workers. Why do you think millions of well-paying American jobs have have moved beyond our borders, and too much of what we've gotten in return are much-lower-paying warehousing and delivery jobs? Because businesses can make more $$$$ doing business that way. Screw US!

    American businesses used to have America's interests at heart, but for decades now all they've cared about is making money for themselves, however/wherever they can. If Carrier Corp hands out 1,000 pink slips in Indiana and hires a like number in Mexico, or Indonesia, etc, they don't care! There's rarely even a passing thought of good 'ol America's best interest. Their quarterly profits are up, their executive bonuses are up, their shareholders (many of them foreign investors) are happy, the job-gaining country is happy....the big losers are the 1,000 laid-off American workers.

    We need trade. We can produce much more than we can consume ourselves. I'm all for trade, if done fairly, but what we've negotiated recently are simply BAD DEALS!

    OUR F___KED UP TAX CODE Most of us only know "we" pay too much, and "the rich" pay too little. That's all we ever hear. It's hard to wrap our arms around that opaque concept. Donald Trump put a real-world number on it. How many of us had ever heard of a "loss carry forward" before Donald Trump's $936,000,000 business boo-boo? That sweetheart tax deal has helped him (and many other of his uber-rich buddies) to avoid paying hundreds of millions (billions?) of dollars in taxes.

    That has led us to take a deeper look at our ridiculously complex 75,000 page +/- tax code, a code that got that way due to special favors granted by lawmakers to wealthy special interests in exchange for.....?

    The rich usually deserve to be rich....they work hard, they work smart, they take risks....more power to them. But when they can take their hard-earned gains and, with the signing of a piece of tax legislation, see their wealth explode with little additional effort on their part, that's just WRONG! That's what "income inequality" is all about. That, more than anything else, is what is killing our middle class!

    You're likely to ride off into the sunset next month, Donald, to take up company with Michael Dukakis, Walter Mondale, John Kerry, and all those other historical footnotes, but if your spotlight can somehow enable us to fix our tax code and trade policies, you'll at least have that as a legacy you can be proud of.

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    1. Haha! I mean...OUCH! I still say The Donald has made us think about our trade agreements and our tax code, things which were simply not front and center before his candidacy. But beating our trade partners over the head and spitting in their face isn't the way to get positive, long-term results IMO. And yes, we needed healthcare reform and tax reform, too. But pulling the healthcare rug out from under many and then turning around and giving the savings to the already wealthy is NOT what candidate Trump promised. The election boiled down to the fact that Trump promised he would not abandon the poor and needy, and he has. He promised he would bring jobs back to the rust belt and coal mining back to Appalachia, and he hasn't and likely can't. Once again a politician lied, and enough voters bought it in a few battleground states to put him over the top. And let's also be honest....both Trump and Clinton were VERY unattractive candidates. There was no one (who had an honest chance) to rally around. It was simply a race to the bottom. And now we're there.

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    2. Interesting exchange, however when it all boils down the fact remains that in an attempt at change (swing and a miss on "meaningful" change), this country elected a deceitful buffoon. It may have been a race to the bottom - and this dumb-ass nation certainly got what they deserved - but, at least with Hillary we would have likely had the status quo, with the Republicans obstructing, instead of raging idiocracy.

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  5. If things keep going this way, pretty soon kids in elementary school will be taught how to sing the Russian national anthem...

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    1. That would be funny, except this isn't funny! Yikes!

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